Departments & Services

Welcome and Introduction

The Municipality of the County of Pictou is the local government responsible for providing services to the citizens in the rural communities of Pictou County. The Municipality has a population of approximately 20600 and is the largest of the six municipal governments located in Pictou County. The Municipality provides services in the areas of public works, some local roads, sewer and water, recreation, in addition to other municipal services and governance.

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The Tree for Boston was held on Wednesday, Nov. 13. at the home of Desmond Waithe and Corina Saunders of Black Point, Pictou Co., 29 Black Point Rd, Little Harbour.  Pictou County is home to this year’s annual Tree for Boston, a gift to the city of Boston to thank them for their efforts following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.  Find out more here. 

did you know6The rural #Internet project in the Municipality of Pictou County is officially underway, which means you may have already seen contractors in your area. We will continue to update residents about this project on our social pages and website.

Important phone numbers: 

TIR OPERATIONS CONTACT CENTRE:  Since the majority of roads are provincially owned, one avenue of contact is through your local MLA’s office, but you can also contact the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Operations Contact Centre which is open 24 hours, seven days a week.  The Operations Contact Centre can be reached locally at 902-755-7060 or toll-free at 1-844-696-7737.  Emails can be sent to

If emergency assistance is required in rural Pictou County for issues regarding water, wastewater or municipal roads, please call:  
PUBLIC WORKS – 902-485-4085 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.   If there is not a Public Works staff member in the office to immediately answer your call, it will be transferred to voicemail and a second number will be available for emergency calls.  It is 902-301-1825 and this phone is carried by a Public Works staff member 24/7.